Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  2. (noun, person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man
  3. (verb, body) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  4. (verb, social) work hard
    Lexicographers drudge all day long
  5. (verb, social) act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

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Origin of the word Fag

  1. "to droop, decline, tire," 1520s, apparently an alteration of flag in its verbal sense of "droop." Trans. sense of "to make (someone or something) fatigued" is first attested 1826. Related: Fagged. more
  2. British slang for "cigarette" (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end "extreme end, loose piece" (1613), from fag "loose piece" (1486), perhaps related to fag (v.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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